Bertha, Me & My Uncle, Deal, Jack Straw, Scarlet Begonias, Promised Land, Loser, El Paso, Row Jimmy, Weather Report Suite Prelude-> Weather Report Suite Part 1-> Let It Grow, Tennessee Jed, Around & Around Phil & Ned*, Big River, Sugaree, Mexicali Blues, Mississippi Half Step-> It Must Have Been The Roses, Truckin'-> Wharf Rat-> Sugar Magnolia, Eyes Of The World-> One More Saturday Night, E: U.S. Blues
July 31, 2008 Subject:
'Scuse Me While I Highstep Into Town
MLB, MLB, MLB, MLB! How much has been written and obscurely missed about the oh so inscrutible MLB!
I have long wondered how long it would take anyone else to figure out that MLB got smooshed around a bit and came out in two different songs.
MLB had a nacent beginning as a discarded part of a mid section GSET jam. But, it took too much away from the rock star boogie amplitutde. Too bad, it was fun. Jerry liked it.
MLB later emerged in various guises only to pop up fully integrated into Music Never Stopped.
MLB was also snapped up to become part of the ending coda in Blues For Allah, ( Unusual Occurances In The Desert ).
MLB is pure Bobby follderoll and very much fun to jam around on, witness the lengths Jerry took it to on many a night. Toodleoo!
July 21, 2008 Subject:
The Music Never Started...
Is it my imagination, or is the "Mind Left Body" jam, heard here, actually a piece of "The Music Never Stopped"? Specifically, the "fireworks, calliopes and clowns" melody? Or has MY mind left MY body? lol
great sounding board btw, that's why the 4 stars...
June 5, 2005 Subject:
...to my '74 collection.
One thing this blessed site has taught me is a new appreciation for years in the Dead's history that I thought were nothing special. That of course can be a monumental mistake. So, if you think you can skip over a year such as this one, let me advise you against it. This may not be the premier show for 1974 (see 6-18 Freedom Hall and 7-19 Selland Arena) but it is a welcomed new addition to the Archive and the sound/mix is great, the playing is focused and mellow, as it was in '74. Truckin'> MLB Jam> Wharf Rat> Sugar Magnolia is worth the download alone. Revision:
Deadlists have Eyes>Sat and US Blues as the encores, by the way. Not that it matters, I guess. This review is for Sugaree and on, one awesome 80 minute CD. Mexicali Blues and Sugaree file names are switched, btw.
June 4, 2005 Subject:
I'm so happy to finally see a SBD of this show. I always wrote it off cause the aud I have sounds like it was recorded in the bathroom. But even trough the mists I could tell this might be a good one. Certainly better than the similar jam on the 20th, which I just find a little sloppy. Phil's book and Steve Parrish's book both imply by those last shows the band was a little burnt out. But still, 1974 is not a year to write off for sure! That would be a crime!